Hyannis fight; Mills, Centerville crashes; Harwich 4th OUI; P'town burn victim; 20th Arson attempt discovered in Provincetown

Violent fight in Hyannis leaves two injured
- A violent fight left two people injured and police looking for clues. About 1:30 a.m. Barnstable Police with assistance from Yarmouth and State Police responded to the area of 71 Nautical Way after numerous calls for a large fight in the street. Reports say two people were treated at Cape Cod Hospital, one for stab wounds, the other for a head injury. Both are expected to recover. No one was arrested for the assaults but 23-year old Andre Barboza of Hyannis was arrested for malicious destruction of property and disorderly conduct. A woman who identified herself as the mother of one of the victims told CWNs Frank Paparo her son tried to intercede in the melee when he was stabbed. The mother described the house where the disturbance started as a known "party pad" We're checking with Barnstable Police and will bring you further details as we get them.
CWNs Frank Paparo contributed to this report.

Three injured in Marstons Mills crash

     Three people were injured when a SUV and car collided at Route 28 and Route 149.
MARSTONS MILLS - At 4:30 p.m. Centerville Fire and Barnstable Police responded to another two-vehicle crash at Route 28 and Route 149. A white SUV broadsided a Chevy Malibu on the driver's side and spun it around, The driver of the small car was treated quickly and taken to CCH with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger of the SUV (right) were taken to CCH as well. The eastbound traffic had to be rerouted down Route 149 because the whole lane east was blocked and the westbound was completely jammed with traffic backed up to Lumbert Mill Road. The Town of Barnstable has been discussing with the state about putting a light at the intersection. Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Man charged with 4th OUI after crash
- On Friday Harwich Officer Adam Hutton and Sgt. Kevin Considine responded to a reported three-car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Rt. 137 and Pleasant Bay Road in East Harwich. It was reported by witnesses that one of the vehicle operators involved was under the influence of alcohol.

Officer Hutton spoke to the operator who witnesses pointed out as being intoxicated. Arrested was 47-year-old Timothy Johnson of South Yarmouth. Johnson was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol (4th offense), operating to endanger, and a stop sign violation.

Johnson was traveling West on Pleasant Bay Road when he allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at Pleasant Bay Road and Route 137. He struck two vehicles on Route 137 causing minor damage to all vehicles. Luckily there were no injuries as a result of the crash.

Person burned in Provincetown
- One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after receiving burns on the arms while extinguishing a small fire. The fire at 9 Pearl Street around 6 p.m. is not believed to be suspicious and does not appear connected to the ongoing arson fires. The victim is expected to fully recover.

Centerville crash injures one
CENTERVILLE - At about 1:45 p.m. Barnstable Police and Centerville fire responded to Route 28 by the Bell Tower Mall in Centerville. A Honda Civic coming out of the mall turning left onto Route 28 to go to Hyannis was broadsided by a black Mercury Mountaineer. The Mercury driver was not injured but the driver of the small car that was hit on the driver's side was. He was extricated and taken to CCH with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The westbound traffic was jammed, because the eastbound lane had to be closed forcing traffic to use one of the westbound lanes. Story by Frank Paparo.

20th Arson attempt discounted in Provincetown
- Officials now say what was believed to be the 20th arson attempt in Provincetownis in fact not.  Scorch marks on an outside shower at a Holway Avenue home were thought to be the first time an occupied year-round home was a target.  Investigators now believe the scorch marks were caused by the sun reflecting the sun. Since last fall 19 suspicious fires, mostly small, have occurred.  One fire destroyed a home and narrowly missed killing a firefighter. Another destroyed an artist's studio.  Meanwhile, brush fires on the Upper Cape are also being called suspicious.  Anyone with information on any of the fires is urged to contact the Mass State Arson Hot Line toll free and confidential at (800) 682-9229.

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